People expire
lose breath lose pulse lose warmth
People expire
finished or in stride, unexpectedly or anticipated
People expire
working, eating, sleeping, out and inside
People expire
nobody knows, then everyone knows
People expire
leaving love, leaving life, leaving legacy
People expire
brightly, painfully, hauntedly, ready
People expire
leaving laughter after grief, for those unexpired
They expire
and everyone measures lives differently
He expired
after enabling a mountain of curiosities to flourish

after Paul Allen ('53 - '18)



- artwork by Spencer Sweeney -
- mailed to Wyoming -